given imaginary funds and information about investing, with the
goal of gaining the highest returns possible on their "money."
Finally, the KCEE trained and directed four teachers in the
implementation of a pilot program, "Choices and Changes," in the
Paducah City School system. The program, aimed at elementary and
secondary students at risk of leaving school before graduation,
stresses the development of self-esteem, motivation, and
appreciation for the value of education.
The Waterfield Center for Business and Governmental
Research, directed by Dr. Fred Miller, Associate Professor of
Marketing, sponsored seven Research and Teaching Issues Seminars.
Through these seminars, faculty participants were exposed to
contemporary research methodologies as they focused on strategies
to enhance classroom performance. The seminars also attempted to
increase faculty awareness of new research and teaching
The College hosted ten guest speakers in the 1992
Executives—on-Campus program. These professionals from the
business and government sectors addressed students in 18 classes
in business law, criminal justice, finance, legal studies,
management, marketing, and office systems.
The Department of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and
Legal Studies awarded ten Harry Lee Waterfield memorial
scholarships, each in the amount of $1,200, to outstanding
students in public affairs.
Officers of Murray State's Epsilon Nu chapter of Beta Alpha
Psi, a national accounting honor society, attended the national
meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, and the regional conference in
Orlando, Florida. Members of the organization also had papers
accepted for the National Student Seminar and the National
Manuscript Contest. The Epsilon Nu chapter is seeking its fifth
consecutive Superior Chapter designation, an honor bestowed only
on the very best chapters in the nation.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program,
sponsored by the Department of Accounting and Beta Alpha Psi,
assisted 328 elderly and student taxpayers in 1992.
Mr. Donald Baker, President of the Institute of Management
Accountants, was honored as the Epsilon Nu chapter's Outstanding
Alumnus for 1991-92. Currently serving as Vice President and
Controller for the Southwire Corporation in Carrollton, Georgia,
Mr. Baker has also been nominated by Epsilon Nu for the national
Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Alumnus Award. Mr. Baker's status as
a leader in the accounting profession makes him an excellent
- candidate for this award. He taught at Murray State from 1969-71
and currently serves on the Dean's Advisory Council.